Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day laborer news roundup

From the Indypendent:

In recent months some local residents have complained to the police of the day laborers presence around the Park. On several occasions police have removed the men, who use the park’s restrooms and benches during and after their meal, from the park.

In one incident on July 17th, 2009, the NYPD removed several men eating their Tuesday morning meals from the after receiving a 911 call claiming that men were urinating in public. Brynes responded in a statement saying, “since I have been coming to this park the last two years, I have never seen anyone urinate in the park”.

Hart Park has been a longtime flash point of between some local residents who complain that large number of men gather around the park, and the day laborers who who congregate in search for a job. 17 months into the economic downturn, Byrnes says that she has seen the number of meals she serves at her only Queens stop increase by 40-45%.


From the Queens Courier:

Two Latino workers claim that York Restoration Corporation, a construction company based in Long Island City, owes them back wages since 2008 for work performed on luxury high-rises in Manhattan. The undocumented workers, along with others seeking workers’ rights, have gathered twice – on May 22 and on Friday, November 6 – in front of the company’s building at 47-51 33rd Street to protest.

The two workers, Espinoza and Bustillo, said they worked without pay for two months before quitting and have also not received overtime pay. Each said they have proof they worked for York though they got paid in cash.

York’s attorney, Brian Goldberg, said he repeatedly asked for such proof, but has never obtained anything.

Goldberg called the protests aimed at York’s corporation “unfounded” because, as a general contractor, York has no employees on an hourly basis.

York considers this protest a “personal insult” to him.

“I am an honest man, and I have never fled from anyone,” he said, noting that he does not know Bustillo and Espinoza. He said he tried to call MRNY on several occasions, but never got through to anyone.

“It seems to me that this organization [MRNY] organizes these protests just for the press, photos, and publicity,” said York.

As for the DOL’s investigation into the company’s unfair labor practices, York and his attorney consider it closed.

Marie-Elena Fazio, DOL’s liaison in the division of labor standards in charge of investigating the complaint filed in March, spoke to York’s attorney Goldberg a few times in May, and told him that she would call back if there was an issue.

“She never called back,” said Goldberg, “so I’m assuming there is no issue.”

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let them use the park,they pay taxes like everyone else! Wait,they don't pay taxes,they take ours!

Anonymous said...

Wow, they can'y get their back pay because they have no proof because they were paid in cash? LMAO good becuae they should've first came here legally then they would've been paid by check and paid their taxes. And then the Faggot mayor wonders why construction taxes are smaller year by year. That is why....

Taxpayer said...

Who cares when two cheaters cheat each other?

The illegal alien, stealing work from a citizen who can and would do the job far better (but, who would demand the proper pay), is illegally working for a thief who prefers to hire cheats who can be easily cheated. And, the thief cheats the cheating illegal alien.

Wow! What a surprise!

And, the Department of Labor, instead of protecting the US citizen who was cheated out of a job, prefers - on behalf of the sociopathic Commissar who welcomes all illegal aliens to take jobs away from US citizens.

And, then to add the final insult, he demands taxes from the US citizens to hand over to the illegal aliens in the form of schools, welfare, meals, housing and all the comforts of home (whoops! home is where the US citizens live. For the illegal aliens, home is in another nation.)

Don't you hate yourself now for giving the midget sociopath Commissar one more day in office?

Taxpayer said...

Just recently, I spoke to a woman who lives near this park.

She told me that the illegal aliens use the playground daily to bathe. They strip to their underwear and use the sprinklers. Then, they take over the bathroom to shave, comb their hair and dress. And piss in front of everybody. (That's what barnyard animals do.)

Sister Mary Hate US Citizens then arrives to feed the illegal aliens.

A playground. Where the law says that no adults permitted unless accompanied by a child.

But, according to the sociopath Commissar, through the police and NYC Parks officials, that law applies to US Citizen taxpayers only.

Illegal aliens are simply incapable of obeying any laws, so we must help them.


This woman, who belongs to no group, joined with other neighbor residents to notify the police.

The police, too busy with assisting and guarding the terrorists and the Commissar, either fail to show or, do nothing when they do show up.

The police, the Parks Department officials - under the instructions of the Commissar - told this group of neighbors that they - the US Citizen taxpayers - were forbidden to enter the playground while the illegal aliens were using it for baths.

Sister Mary Hate the US Citizens was present when this illegal order was given.

The neighbors asked the officials if this was or was not a PUBLIC park. Answer: "Yes".

So, the neighbors refused to obey the illegal order and entered.

So, the police and Parks Dept. officials declared to the neighbors that the illegals could use this side and the neighbors were required to use the other side.

Let's point out again. This is a PUBLIC PLAYGROUND. For children, not bating illegal aliens.

But, Parks Dept. officials, the police and the Commissar don't care.

Children can play in the boiler rooms, or in the streets and gutters. The illegal aliens NEED the playground to take a bath, eat and wait to steal jobs from US Citizens during a time of 10.2% (really 17+%) unemployment.

Are we really happy we allowed this lying Commissar to extend term limits illegally?

Anonymous said...

Simple solution:

Telephone "ICE" (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) and watch them scatter like cockroaches caught in a flashlight beam!

Continue calling "ICE" if they come back and those illegals will know it's become a hot spot for them and won't return.

Anonymous said...

She told me that the illegal aliens use the playground daily to bathe. They strip to their underwear and use the sprinklers. Then, they take over the bathroom to shave, comb their hair and dress. And piss in front of everybody. (That's what barnyard animals do.)

Now that's a sight worty of the third-world ghetto Queens is becoming.


the US Citizen taxpayers - were forbidden to enter the playground while the illegal aliens were using it for baths.

And that's the typical NY absurdity, the PUBLIC park is closed so illegals can use it to take a bath? What the hell?!

Anonymous said...

yes, the n.y.c. government is partly at fault for declaring this a "sanctuary city," for illegal aliens.

the initial blame has to be on those U.S. senators and representatives from n.y.c. & n.y.s who voted for the IMMIGRATION & NATIONALIZATION ACT OF 1965.

it was a DEMOCRATIC CONTROLLED CONGRESS.
the g.o.p. was powerless to stop this act. the vote was 326-69 for, and 76-18 for and L.B. JOHNSON SIGNED IT INTO LAW.

senator ted kennedy spoke on the floor, as to how
good it would be for the U.S.A. cities?????

see:ted kennedy (wikipedia), see:Q.C.,11/13/09"
Queens blvd. mosque owner funneled money to iran".

you will be wasting your time, until you send copies of this act to your n.y.c. & U.S. reps. demanding that they either do away with this law or change it to stop illegal (and possibly legal immigration temporarily) immigration a.s.a.p..

this act shifted immigration from europe to asia and, changed the ethnic make-up of the U.S.A.

our queens problem is a direct result of a one party
majority that was out of control in 1965,and seems to be in 2009 as well.

Anonymous said...

But can you believe this:

Place- Weeping Beech park in Flushing, a well dressed man practicing tennis in the hand ball court. 30 feet away is an open and clean restroom. After practice, the man urinates on the handball wall, picks up his briefcase and leaves.

Place - Kissena park in flushing. People (all ethnicity's )are so physically fit that they can play tennis for hours....Why can they not walk to the restroom which is just behind the courts. They must go closer into the bushes so they don't miss out on playing tennis

stinky said...

The two workers, Espinoza and Bustillo, said they worked without pay for two months before quitting and have also not received overtime pay. Each said they have proof they worked for York though they got paid in cash.

Illegals filing false reports? Do you work as a laborer without pay for 2 months without complaining about not getting paid?